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September 2009

  • Sharon Squassoni to Lecture at W&L on Nonproliferation Issues
    Lexington, Virginia • September 30, 2009 -- Sharon Squassoni, a senior associate in the Nonproliferation Program with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will give a lecture in the Johnson Lecture Series at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Room 345 of Elrod Commons.
  • W&L’s Nabors Service League will host its 11th Annual Day of Service
    Lexington, Virginia • September 30, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University’s Nabors Service League will hold its annual day of service on Saturday, Oct. 3. This day was organized by students to honor the memory of Jonathan Nabors, a W&L freshman who died in a car accident in 1999 coming back to campus after Winter Break.
  • W&L Sophomore Member of U.S. Champion Goalball Team
    Lexington, Virginia • September 29, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University sophomore Matt Simpson was a member of the United States under-19 Goalball team that won the world championships in Colorado Spring, Colo., this past July.
  • W&L Hosts Cultivating Sustainability Conference
    Lexington, Virginia • September 28, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University's Dining Services is hosting a conference on buying local food as part of a cultivating sustainability program.
  • "Remembering Robert E. Lee" Presents Lecture by Noted Civil War Scholar
    Lexington, Virginia • September 25, 2009 -- The 139th anniversary of the death of Robert E. Lee will be observed on Monday, Oct. 12, when the Lee Chapel and Museum at Washington and Lee University presents a lecture by noted Civil War historian Gary Gallagher at part of its yearly Remembering Robert E. Lee program.
  • Visiting LL.M. Students Hope to Bring Better Life to Afghanistan
    Lexington, Virginia • September 24, 2009 -- M. Asif Ehsan and Sebghatullah Ebrahimi can see the path to peace and prosperity in their native Afghanistan, and it is a long one that may even wind through Lexington.
  • Mike White and Rosemary Hambright First Students Recognized by Celebrating Student Success
    Lexington, Virginia • September 22, 2009 -- Mike White '10 and Rosemary Hambright '11 were recognized at the first Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Elrod Commons Living Room.
  • Abraham Lincoln is Topic of September Two-Day Conference
    Lexington, Virginia • August 3, 2009 -- What are the lessons that Abraham Lincoln might be able to teach us today? That is the question that a prestigious series of speakers from around the nation will consider at a conference, Lincoln for the Ages: Lessons for the 21st Century, which will be held at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 25-26 as part of the bicentennial celebration of Lincoln’s birth.
  • Health Care Expert Shannon Brownlee Presents Johnson Lecture at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • September 21, 2009 -- Journalist and U.S. health care expert Shannon Brownlee will deliver the opening address of this year's Johnson Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Stackhouse Theater. Brownlee's talk is titled "After Reform: How We Can Transform Medicine, Improve the Nation's Health, and Avoid Going Broke."
  • W&L's Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar to Lecture on the Future of Gender
    Lexington, Virginia • September 18, 2009 -- Catharine A. MacKinnon, the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar at Washington and Lee University and the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, will give a lecture on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel at W&L.
  • Director of American Indian Studies to Give Shannon-Clark Lecture
    Lexington, Virginia • September 17, 2009 -- Robert Warrior, director of American Indian Studies and the Native American House at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be the speaker for Washington and Lee University’s Shannon-Clark Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, University Commons.
  • Simurda Appointed First Woman University Marshal at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • September 16, 2009 -- When students and faculty met for Fall Convocation at Washington and Lee University on September 9, few would have given much thought to the nuts and bolts work necessary to prepare for the ceremony. Yet, behind all the regalia, processions and speeches, mundane things such as wiping off the chairs after it rained are just part of the work coordinated by the office of the university marshal.
  • W&L Biologists to Determine if Rare Plant Deserves Protection
    Lexington, Virginia • September 16, 2009 -- First, the experts doubted it existed. Then, the federal government protected it under the Endangered Species Act. Now, that protection is in jeopardy, and the status of the rare herbaceous plant lies largely in the hands of a team of biologists at Washington and Lee University.
  • Lecture and Panel Discussion Highlight Modern Patrons Exhibit
    Lexington, Virginia • September 13, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University Art Department will be presenting two events in conjunction with the current Staniar Gallery exhibition "Modern Patrons: Donations of Twentieth Century Art to the University Collection." The exhibition, which is on view in Staniar Gallery until October 2, features important modern art works donated to the university.
  • NPR’s Alan Cheuse to Speak at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • September 13, 2009 -- Alan Cheuse, a prolific author best known as the "voice of books" for NPR's All Things Considered, will give a lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 4:30 p.m. at Washington and Lee's Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
  • ASIL President Lucy Reed to Deliver Transnational Law Institute Fall Lecture
    Lexington, Virginia • September 13, 2009 -- Lucy Reed, president of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and a senior partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, will deliver the Washington and Lee Transnational Law Institute Distinguished Lecture for fall 2009.
  • W&L Receives National Grant for Faculty Career Flexibility
    Lexington, Virginia • September 10, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University has been awarded a $200,000 accelerator grant as part of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Faculty Career Flexibility.
  • New Look for The Rockbridge Report
    Lexington, Virginia • September 10, 2009 -- The Rockbridge Report is the public face of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington and Lee University, and it got a makeover this summer.
  • Wheeler and Almeder to Give Poetry Reading on Sept. 18
    Lexington, Virginia • September 9, 2009 -- Lesley Wheeler, professor of English at Washington and Lee University and Melanie Almeder, who teaches creative writing and literature at Roanoke College, will give a poetry reading on Friday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. in Staniar Gallery in the Lenfest Center for the Arts.
  • W&L President Challenges University to Renew Commitment to Values
    Lexington, Virginia • September 9, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio challenged members of the W&L community to renew their commitment to the values that he said are at the heart and soul of the University during his convocation address that officially opened W&L's 261st academic year.
  • Law Professor’s New Book Explores Human Side of Bioethics and Health Law
    Lexington, Virginia • September 9, 2009 -- A new collection co-edited by Washington and Lee Law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, Health Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context, explores the human side of the landmark cases in this field and features Wilson's own essay about the death of Jesse Gelsinger, who was the first person to die in a human gene therapy trial.
  • Party Animals: W&L Co-Sponsors Panel on Political Partisanship
    Lexington, Virginia • September 8, 2009 -- A panel of distinguished academics and journalists will examine questions of partisanship and the Obama presidency in a program co-sponsored by the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs, Washington and Lee University, and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation on Oct. 2 at the Miller Center in Charlottesville.
  • Louis Fisher to Deliver Constitution Day Address at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • September 8, 2009 -- Louis Fisher, Specialist in Constitutional Law with the Law Library of the Library of Congress will deliver the University's Constitution Day address at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Stackhouse Theater. All members of the University community and the public are welcome. The title of Fisher's Talk is "Judicial Supremacy: Neither the Intent nor the Reality."
  • W&L Sets 9/11 Commemoration
    Lexington, Virginia • September 8, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University will honor those killed in New York City, Washington, D.C. and rural Pennsylvania in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, by holding "9/11: Never Forget."
  • W&L News Video
    The Class of 2013 arrived on Sept. 5, 2009, to begin orientation. Several members described their reasons for attending W&L in this video.
  • Class of 2013 Arrives at Washington and Lee University
    Lexington, Virginia • September 5, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University welcomed 473 members of its Class of 2013 to the campus on Saturday, Sept. 5, for the start of a five-day orientation.
  • Lettie Pate Evans Foundation Gives Washington and Lee $1 Million for Colonnade Renovation
    Lexington, Virginia • September 2, 2009 -- The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation has given Washington and Lee University $1 million toward the renovation and restoration of Newcomb Hall-the first of the historic Colonnade buildings to undergo the extensive improvement planned for all of them.
  • Liberal Arts Faculty, Administrators To Consider Teacher-Scholar Model in Washington and Lee Symposium
    Lexington, Virginia • September 2, 2009 -- Faculty and administrations from 29 liberal arts colleges from around the country along representatives of three national educational organizations will gather at Washington and Lee University this month for a two-day conference on the role of faculty at liberal arts colleges.
  • Washington and Lee University Hosts ACE Fellow, Verna Miller Case
    Lexington, Virginia • September 2, 2009 -- Verna Miller Case, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology at Davidson College, will serve as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at Washington and Lee University during the 2009-10 academic year.